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Adire African textiles gallery

"Adire African Textiles is a London based gallery dedicated to exploring the vintage textile traditions of sub-Saharan Africa. We work with a network of partners throughout West Africa to source exceptional museum quality textiles for clients worldwide that include leading museums, private collectors, and interior designers." See also the site's pages on African textile traditions and techniques. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Africa Access Review

Online database contains reviews and annotations of over 900 materials on Africa. These critiques and descriptions were written by university professors, librarians, and teachers most of whom have lived in Africa and have graduate degrees in African Studies. Compiled and edited by Brenda Randolph for the Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent

"This online collection contains digitized visual images and sounds of Africa contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison." The searchable database contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, and 50 hours of sound from 45 different countries. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

African Art at the British Museum

"Our African collection represents the rich and diverse history of a continent, from the beautiful bronze-casting of Igbo-Ukwu, Ife and Benin to objects that delve into the ritual of masquerade – traditional performances that express the secret knowledge of local communities." Take a virtual tour of the gallery, or search the British Museum's very large and extraordinary collection online. [posted: Nov 22, 2022]

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies is the website of photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher who have published seventeen widely acclaimed books and made five films covering disappearing rituals and ceremonies from all over the African continent. The website has some of their amazing photographs and videos of the African ceremonies they documented. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Art and Life in Africa Project

A companion web site to the Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM Project of the University of Iowa. The site contains an online version of the Teacher's Guide, a databank of 47 lesson plans, and profiles of 107 African Cultures and 27 Sub-Saharan African Countries. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Arts of Africa, Dallas Museum of Art

"The DMA was an early advocate for the inclusion of African art in American art museums, and the Museum’s dedication to the field has set precedents since the 1950s. The collection is particularly strong in art from the Kongo and Luba cultures in Central Africa and the Yoruba and Edo (Benin kingdom) in West Africa." Over 2,000 objects online, easily searched by culture, date, artist, medium etc. High resolution downloads. [posted: Nov 22, 2022]

Asafo Flags from the Karun Collection

An amazing collection of over 200 Asafo flags dating from as early as the 19th century. Along with an introductory essay by Duncan Clarke on the Asafo flags of the Fante people of western Ghana: "Appropriated from European naval ensigns and national flags, the form became the vessel for an exploration of local values and indigenous artistic creativity." [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

Books from The Africa Center

"The Africa Center is built on the extraordinary legacy of the Museum for African Art. Founded in 1984, the Museum for African Art organized nearly 70 exhibitions of historical and contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora in 140 venues spread across 80 cities, 17 countries and 4 continents." Their publications are available for free online reading in their entirety. Some great books! [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

Cross Cultural Collaborative

"Cross Cultural Collaborative is an educational non-profit that invites people to Ghana to promote cultural exchange and understanding through the arts." On the 'workshops' page you can read about all their past and upcoming programs bringing Ghanaian and foreign artists together. Past programs include mosaic murals, ceramic furniture, etching, pottery, raku and story collecting. [posted: Mar 06, 2004]

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